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How to Deal with Loneliness

If you want to know how to deal with loneliness and depression, we’re here to help. After talking with 1000s of women in the community, we have developed a series of articles designed to help you find friends who share your interests. We hope you find them useful!

Susan Sarandon Says that Being Alone is Traumatic and Exhilarating… Do you Agree?
5 months ago

Susan Sarandon Says that Being Alone is Traumatic and Exhilarating… Do you Agree?

I’ve been single for well over a decade now. Like most older women who have gone through a divorce, I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with being single.

80% of the time, I am able to celebrate my independence. I genuinely appreciate having the freedom to pursue my passions without compromise. I even love getting up in the morning and being able to eat breakfast whenever I want and with whomever I want. Does any of this sound familiar? Read More

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People
5 months ago

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People

Learning to live alone can be very empowering – and expensive.

As solo women, we often prefer to live alone, but we want to do so in an environment which also provides social connections, activities and the sense of community we crave. Community makes it easier to maintain our independence by allowing us to “live alone, together,” the core of the Entourage concept that I write about in my book Retiring Solo. Read More

Living on Solo Security: 4 Keys to Living Alone Without the Worries
6 months ago

Living on Solo Security: 4 Keys to Living Alone Without the Worries

By  •  Mindset

Living by yourself? Join the crowd.

The number of adults ages 45 to 64 who live alone has grown by more than 20 percent over the past decade alone. Worldwide, more than 334 million people will be living solo by 2020, according to Euromonitor International. Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!
7 months ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!

I recently gave myself permission to retire solo.

I had been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future would look like for me as a single woman and a solo entrepreneur. (I am solo both personally and professionally.) Read More

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich
7 months ago

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich

Welcome to another installment of my “living like a millionaire on a retirement budget” series. No matter what our financial situation, we all have budgets. Living beautifully — or luxuriously can hinge on changing a perception or making an attitude adjustment. Read More

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!
9 months ago

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!

By  •  Lifestyle

Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone. Read More

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s
10 months ago

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s

Everyone thinks that illnesses are the scariest things that you have to face as you get a little older. While cancer and Alzheimer’s are undoubtedly terrifying, there is a force that many women our age fear even more – social isolation. Read More

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?
11 months ago

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?

By  •  Mindset

To “disrupt aging alone” has been top of mind since I turned 60. This month, I turn 65, so it’s growing even more relevant. Happy birthday to me! Read More

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
11 months ago

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

My husband and I just watched, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” Don’t listen to the less than flattering reviews – we were both rolling on the floor laughing. There is something about watching a big, loud, messy and interconnected family that triggers a primal wistfulness or a sweet nostalgia. Read More

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
12 months ago

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic

By  •  Lifestyle

Living alone is a luxury for single people. In my case, I relish having total privacy. It’s because I grew up sharing a bedroom with a sibling. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room. Read More